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>> no. melissa: totally getting it. that's all the money we have for you today. we'll see you back here tomorrow. you guys were fantastic. here comes "the willis report." gerri: hello issue everybody. i'm gerri willis. tonight on "the willis report," the long arm of the irs stretching further and further tonight, why they are looking for more information from not just political groups, but you. also, if stocks are not your thing, how to put your money into alternative investments. and jolie took a drastic step to prevent breast cancer. we'll ask the doctor if the extreme move is the way to go. we're on the case tonight on "the willis report." ♪
>> the top story tonight, the ever-increasing scandal is targeting conservative groups is getting bigger. new details, and now eric holder ordered a criminal investigation. the inspector general's report the early details of which touched off the scandal obtained by fox business in the hot hands right now. president obama's spokesman said he was confident knowing the white house was involved and scoffed at any comparisons to watergate, with us now, the center of law and justice defending people against the irs, and americans for tax reform did extensive research on the the tactics of the irs, and jennifer from americans for prosperity, which was targeted by the irs. jennifer, starting with you, how are you targeted? tell us your story? >> this was before i joined americans for prosperity, just a
stay at home mother, pregnant with another baby, and i wanted to do what was right. my tea party group was large, and i couldn't run the money donations through the banking the. i was add viesed the irs would get me for that. i called groups, file, create an organization, and here they were getting targeted by the irs, and i got scared. when i reach out to the irs to understand, some the questions the other groups -- gerri: what were they asking? >> all out there now, and i have documents showing it. you know, send us your facebook pages, twitter pages. i said is that personal pages? they said everything. they want to know your personal relationships with politicians and political parties, and i asked what would happen if i don't send them? they said, look, it's considered perjury if you omit from the irs, and i'm a pregnant stay at home mother on one income. i stopped. that's when i sought out groups to help me at least.
gerri: poor jennifer was not alone. the questions people were asked, names of candidates invited to speak in events, issues discussed there, copies of handouts, indicate the percentage of time and resources you've spent on this organization, really digging down into people's lives, and you represented people in the situation, what did you learn? >> we represented 27 groups like jennifer's situation, same questions, and we spent over 2,000 hours as a legal organization, attorney hours handling the applications, that's just 27. we're attorneys, go through, and people feel comfortable with the responses, but that's because we had to, again, tell the irs why they were uninstitutional, illegal, and inappropriate to be asking. you can imagine how many people were in jennifer's situation that didn't want to apply. gerri: if the irs asks questions that are legal, you don't say, hey, irs, that's illegal, do
you? you are afraid they come after you with bariums blazing. >> this 1 the perfect storm for the irs. that's what they try to do, get you not to reply so you stop the application, or they get you to disclose everything they want and they have the information on people, but their option is really to get you not to respond at all. that's what they hope. we know clients who came and didn't want to miss with the irs. here was the perfect storm, the grassroots activists know each other, and they figured out they all got the same questions, and so together with groups like us who don't charge them, they fought back. gerri: you're truly an expert on the irs, and i wanted to outline for people a little bit here, hog the irs is and how intimidating it can be. the 2012 budget for the irs, 11.8 billion, bigger than the epa, the fbi, the fda.
i mean, you name it. this is a big organization. with near 90 # ,000 employees. these people can come after you. >> right. gerri: talk to me a little about the power of this agency, who is minding the minder? i mean, at the end of the day, it seems like they almost get awe with whatever they want to do. >> well, that's absolutely right, and the thing we have to keep in mind is that the irs has been emboldened and empowered under president obama as we've seen with a lot of his agenda pushed through the tax code is a very active way to grow the size of government and go after americans, not just in this respect, but folks out there exercising their first amendment rights in the obama administration which is leery youth -- about that, but new programs down the pipe with the president's health care law. this will be administered through the irs. people think the hhs and health services folks are in charge of this, which makes sense, but the
irs is the governing body for the president's health care law meaning that taxpayers are going to be in big trouble when that comes, you know, into full application. gerri: that's my question. so they are also asking for personal information, not just the tea partyers, but every single american from sea to shining sea. what do they want to see from us? >> you heard talking about the way the irs is prying into her own home business if you will. all americans in 20 # 14 are going to have to start reporting to the irs whether or not they purchased health care and whether or not that health care qualifies as health care coverage as its specified under the president's health care law, so what that looks like when you file taxes in 20 # 14 is that you're going to have another form to file on top of the w-2 that you get, -- gerri: come on. >> it's only getting worse. gerri: i got to tell you, the amount of information the
government's collecting on me is astonishing whether it's the irs, the consumer protection bureau out there. they are clerking a lot of information, and, jennifer, to you. i mean, what do you make of this? >> >> well this is exactly what -- the tea party is marginalized, but this is what we fight for. the other thing, the irs is not just in charge of ensuring that the health insurance you paid for and now you put on your tax return is a qualifying health insurance, but if they determine it's not, they levy the fees and penalties and the ones to collect it. in other words, the irs makes money by dding you don't have a qualifying health care. gerri: that's always true with the irs, judge and jury when you pay taxes or not. jordan, to you. what we've been through here in the last week with all this information about the irs really tracking down political foes of the administration, what does that tell you? >> it tells me that every -- all
the mainstream media folks who called them paranoid and conspiracy theorists, this is anything worse than what they thought was going on in the government. this is targeted political groups, why the left is so upset here, backtracking because they realize if this goes for the tea party, this goes for progressives next time if you group organizations like this. we are threatening, you know, if the ten remaining clients are not approved friday, we told the acting commissioner in a letter we're going to move forward with at least informing them of how to sue the irs for potential regress to grievances. they are apologizes, but we have clients who still have not got approved. apologizing, but not correcting. gerri: interesting as a strategy or tactic to apologize, your add midding to the mistake made. i mean, admission is the first step to finding a solution to the problem. thanks for coming on tonight, you guys just fantastic,
appreciate the time. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. gerri: what do you think? here's the question tonight. have you ever been bullied by the irs? log on to, vote on the right-hand side of the screen, and i'll share the results at the end of the show. attorney general holder is launching an investigation into the irs, he's rescuing himself from another one. holder has stepped aside in the investigation into where the justice department secretly obtained two months of phone records of the associated press. reporters and editors. holder said he had no direct role in the review of the records, but it was part of the investigation into a national security leak. sense he's got regular dealings with the media, appointed deputy attorney general gym cole to handle the case. coming up, cash strapped, but dreaming of taking a vacation? if you want to put it on layaway, our travel expert weighs in on a hot new trend that probably don't deserve your attention.
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gerri: federal agency is recommending stiffer new drunk driving laws. right now, you have to have a blood alcohol of 0.08 to be bust the for dui, but the transportation national safety board wants to cut that by about half. with me, former managing director who helped write the current .08 law that we currently have. peter, welcome back to the show, great to have you here. what do you think of this? an improvement? >> it is app improvement. it's been in the works for some time. the research is really
unambiguous. at.04, you see a deterioration. at .0 # 5, it's qawn mid, and .08, it's lapses in driving. .0 # 5 is where the rest of the word is and where we ought to be. gerri: europe at.05 and the aussies are. that tells you something; right? this is what good it could do society. drunk driving deaths every year could be reduced by hundreds of people, maybe thousands of people. what do you think as the next benefit at the end of the day if we change the law? >> well, i think you are going to save lives, and you're going to save young people's lives in particular because, you know, the estimate is these drunk driving deaths cost society $130
billion a year, and if we can save 500 to a thousand lives a yearings it's worth it. there's just no justification for driving while impaired. gerri: 10,000 killed every year, 170,000 people injured, the costs high. i don't measure in dollars andceps, but i think about lives, that's for sure. show people because i think one of the issues with this is how much does that mean? you know, you talk about the amount in somebody's blood, for 180 pound male, the current law hits the 0.08 level after four drinks in over an hour. now, that's fast drinking if you ask me. the new law hits the threshold after two to three drinks over the same period so it's interesting because it's a big change, but that's a lot of alcohol in a short period of time. either one of those levels. >> it is. you know, it's not as though you're talking about, you know,
two glasses of wine over an hour and a half or two hours, you're going to be okay, but you can't slam down four drinks in an hour and claim that you can drive unimpaired. it's just the facts are on the side of this recommendation. it's going to take some time to implement it across the country, but i think the ntsb has done the right thing. gerri: push back from a trade organization, sarah longwell from the american beverage institute had this to say saying it's crazy with criminalized perfectly behavior further restricting the consumption of alcohol by responsible adults prior to driving does nothing to stop hard core drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. interesting point. what do you say to that? >> repeat drunk drivers amount to 7% of the total population of drunk drivers. it's not a big number, but an
important number. we have to crack down on them to get out from behind the wheel. alcohol interlocketted devices welcoming more popular, ought to be instituted in all the states. fact is, research going on that's going to show how you can have a built in alcohol interlocked device on your car as standard equipment. gerri: well, that's another debate for another day. >> is sure is. gerri: a technical question, the ntsb likes the idea, but doesn't it have to go through the states to be law? >> exactly. the ntsb has no regulatory power, just make recommendations to the 50 states, they will try to sell it. you know, they got some pushback when we were pushing seat belts. we got pushback pushing mandatory use of helmets on motorcycles. we got push back for graduating licensing for teenagers, but these are important safety steps the nts is going to tell is state by state. gerri: all right.
peter, thanks for coming on tonight, appreciate the time. thank you. >> thank you, i enjoyed it. gerri: time for the wall of shame. we have a new edition tonight,hy increasing the price of the iphone 5 by 50 bucks raising the down payment to $150. when they launched the iphone5 last month gave customers the option to purchase it with a hundred dollar down payment with a total cost of $580. the full price is now $630 with the same monthly payment. now, t-mobile is saying their initial $100 down payment, hey, that was a promotional pry, just a promotion. it ended sunday. sounds a little bait and switchy to me. that's my comment. all right. coming up later in the show, go behind the psychology of millennials saving up for retirement. supersavers, want to avoid being like their parents, and we
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gerri: al ternlgtive investments, the pros use them for years, but what about you and me? the next guest says there's a slew much alternatives to provide gains and less risk than
stocks and bonds. how do you invest them? joining me, bob rice, author of the alternative answer, the nontraditional investment, the best performing portfolio. that's a mouthful. >> it is. gerri: but it makes sense. i was reading the paper this morning, and somebody had put in a story that endowments in foundations only rely on stocks for 30% of the portfolio. is it alternative that make up so much? >> that's right. yale only has 6% of the port portfolio, and 94% is in other stuff, and they're the most successful. gerri: that's the point. other things to invest in, and i know our viewers are really eager to find other things to invest in. let's break down alternatives out there. nay run the gamet from timber to startup companies, farmland, peer to peer lending. how do you get educated? obviously, read your book, but, i mean, a lot of people out there want to get arms aroundd@
options. how? >> that's right. it really is the reason i wrote the book because it's hard to find this information in one place. i do have a little website called, or people can see videos, explain how it works, and you can get into very slowly. you don't have to go into anything crazy. gerri: test drive it? >> test drive these things and depends what you want the investment to do. a lot of people are interested in increasing their current income right now, and there's good investments. gerri: talk about that. it's p to p lending? >> peer to peer lending. gerri: that was shorthand. >> that's what the cool people say. peer-to-peer lending is one of the newer ideas. now, look there's mlps and reis and -- gerri: alphabet soup here. i do it online? >> you do it online. what's interesting, and which i love about this thing is it allows individuals to make loans
to other individuals. they are intermediating the banks. people with high credit card debt might have 18% to 20 #% debt can borrow at 8% from savers, and by the way, otherwise have little to invest in, pay down the debt, have 8% debt, they are winners. the other people with cds with a decimal point can have 8% income and everyone's a winner. gerri: decreasing risk, long short mutual funds. tell me about that? >> this is one of the most fundamental trips to speak of the alternative investment world. you can get them in an unusual format. it's interesting. what it does is allows you to participate in the upside of the market, but have shock absorbers. >> don't you exout the gain? you're short and long. >> well, of course, this is what you need a good manager to do it, but the funds -- very good returns in the strategies, and
very low total fees, and the important thing is this. gerri: that's key. >> that's key. the number one key to long term wealth appreciation is don't lose the money you already have. gerri: i know about that. you don't have to tell me about that. we don't want to lose money. quickly, long term profits, you protect purchasing power with timber, but we have to have him back to describe it more in detail. >> love to. gerri: thanks, bob. >> thanks. gerri: time to look at stories trending on dow and s&p new highs again today. wall street climbed for the last three weeks with the s&p 500 up 16% so far this year. will sony be broken up? the hedge fund manager known for shaking up yahoo is proposing the giant sphinoff, 20% of the entertainment division focus on devices instead. sony rejected the idea, but investors think they like it
sending the stock up to 9%. also, research in motion unvailing a lower cost blackberry. the ceo says it's available this summer. the smart phone has a physical keyboard, the third one to run on the new blackberry 10 system. the u.s. is on track to overtake russia as the world's largest nonopec oil producer. the international energy agency says the u.s. could be number one in 2015 and could overtake the world's oil demand by 2018. the iea expects global demand to rise 8 #% over that time. those are some of the hot stories right now on coming up, women taking drastic action to prevent breast cancer, but is it double ma sectmy the right ding? more on a new survey saying which generation is the better savers? boomers or millennials? you'll be surprised by this.
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gerri: the obama administration is in damage control mode dealing with the political fallout of three separate scandals. it's response to the terrorist attack in benghazi, the irs's targeting of conservative groups, and the justice department's seizure of the full records. lou dobbs laid out exactly how far back the irs scandal goes. lou: in the initial phase of targeting, ten tea party organizations were targeted. by june of 2011, the irs expanded that criteria used to scrutinize applications used on groups working on issues like
government debt, taxes, and groups who were critical, god forbid, of how the country is being run, end quote. by this time, the irs had flagged more than 100 tea party related applications, and senior irs officials were aware of it. gerri: lou joining me now. what are you talking about tonight, lou? lou: not letting up on the scandals, and looking at how they divide washington into two basic camps, those seeking the truth, and those trying to dodge or deny the truth, and we're naming names tonight, those who try to hold the administration accountable, and those who are trying to encyst, despite the facts, there's nothing more to the scandals than simple politics including the president of the united states. gerri: well, i expect you to keep the pressure up, lou. what else on the show tonight? >> joined now tonight by national republican congressional committee chairman greg with us to talk about what
has become a possible constitution crisis, joined by the former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, john bolten on ben-gay cy say -- benghazi, saying the scandals test the president's ability to maintain his agenda. that's at the top of the hour. gerri: great to see you. have a great show. lou: thank you very much. gerri: a clash of generations, baby boomers bash millennials for being lazy, entitled, but they are boosting savings after learning from their parents' bad behavior. here to read the mind of the nation's my lin yell, the clinical psychiatrist. good to have you here. >> thank you. gerri: what's the motivation for the super savers? >> i think that every generation is a reaction to the generation before them. a right of passage. for instance, look back at the
century, there's the great generation that ends in 1945 with the product of the depression in the product of the world war, and we have the baby boomers who were in direct rebellion and their paraphernalias, and they wanted to express themselves. they were risk takers. they were out there. after the baby boomers, the generation x, the entrepreneurs, those are the people who are very, very independent. now we have the generation y and the millennials. who have learned from the past mistakes of their parents who are baby boomers and generation x. gerri: the boomers spend like drunken sailors? i know people who watch their parents have crazy lifestyles in spending and said, you know, i'm not doing that.
i'm completely different. i'm going to save and live at home until i have the money together to be op my own. >> they are a soft generation, conscious of what went on before, and they are aware of 9/11, of the two recessions, and especially now, it's hard to get a job, so they are really cautious. they also have wonderful relationships for the most part with their parents, so they are listening from their parents, thoughtfully. it is not -- gerri: a new generation. >> it's not as much as a rebellion, yes. exactly. gerri: i have numbers to show the audience on this. the millennials savedded for retirement at 22. boomers saved at 35. let me tell you, for somebody who is studied retirement for decades now, there's such a big difference in how much money you ultimately have to sock away, if you start that early, such a big
advantage. >> right. my son is a millennial, and for his 21st birthday, he gets a roth irs so he'll begin to save. we've discussed it. that's just a perfect kind of beginning for him to look at the future. gerri: love that, awesome. another study that's out there about millennials that they are now, you mentioned that they have seep the recessions, saw 9/11 up close, is that why they are under pressure like a pressure cooker? >> i think that is them being aware of what is going on around them. this is the information age. they were brought up by computers, so they are -- they have access to all the information. they incorporated that, and they've been thoughtful about it. they are not growing up in isolation. they are very much a part of the world.
they see what's happening. gerri: it's happening. i love generations because it's interesting. depends what generation you are, what your point of view is. thanks for coming on. great conversation. >> thank you. gerri: the my millennials have o save to pay for health care too because everyone will be clumped together under obama care. older americans will see the premiums go down, but younger people have to pay more, especially true if you're a young man since obamacare doesn't allow women to be charge more as they are now. another reason for high health care costs could also be rising salaries. the medical profession takes up 14 of the top 15 paid jobs in america. that list in tonight's top five. number five, general internist. there are more than 45,000 in the u.s., and the average pay? almost $192,000 a year. number four, oral surgeons, far fewer in the country, less than 5,000, and they make $216,000 a year. number three, ob/gyns, 21,000
lady docs make $104 an hour or nearly $217,000. general surgeons, like on grey's anatomy, 4 # ,000-plus bringing in 1100 an hour for a salary of $23 # 1,000 a year. number one, highest paid job in america? an thesologist at a salary of $233,000. clearly, i went into the wrong profession. now, the worst paying job in, me than 13,000 in the u.s., earning $9 an hour for a full-time salary of less than $19,000 a year. think about getting a boosted pay. lay away just for christmas gifts? think again, it's the trend of travel and shocking admission from angelina jolie, a highly
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welcome back, good to see you. >> thank you. if you have a strong background, two members from the same side of the family or perhaps three or if you fall under a certain category, of jewish dissent, you definitely should get the test done. gerri: wow, okay. she, her mother died at 56 with breast cancer, and she had the gene. she had a test done to see if she was predisposed. that test cost $3,000. who should have that test done? >> people who have a strong family history of breast cancer, close family relatives who have several second-degree relatives, for example, a grandmother, and if you have people on both sides of the family, dad and mom, you really have to get the test done. now, the test is not always that
exceptive. cost really vary, and many times you can get insurance to pay for it. if you can really show that, gee, hey, i'm high risk, it has to be done. gerri: interesting. negotiate because you may find a lower price. that makes sense. talk about the surgery because it is huge. what does that entile? >> well, the women that opt for surgery get a double masectomy meaning both breasts are remove, however, they maintain the muscle and underlying tsh tsh tissue because you want movement of your arms and strength in the chest. it's not a radical masectomy removing the tissues, and they have a lot of weakness, but the simple masectomy is what you do for preventative care as far as having a very strong family history. gerri: she's 37, so should you
factor in age making the decision about whether to have the test or to have the surgery? >> age is very important. if you are under 50, and especially under 40, think about it because those genetic cancers kill younger women, and at that age, in your childbearing years, you might have young children, it's very important for you to find out what your risk is, and them you and your doctor can discuss what you have to do. realize that preventative masectomy is only one of the things to do. the other thing is very cautious screening. you might want to get yearly mammograms, sonograms, mris, work with the physician and your breast specialist to help you determine what that might be. making lifestyle changes is extremely important. gerri: like what? >> well, lower your weight. obese women have a higher streak of breast cancer. women who exercise tend to have less breast cancer, believe it
or not. gerri: be healthy? >> be healthy, have a healthy diet, a lot of fruits and vegetables, and endo compounds. those are things you find in fruits and vegetables like broccoli, kale, cabbage, and i recommend to my patients taking hormones or have a family history of breast cancer, whether or not they had the testing to take an endo supplement because so much of the food is changing, it's by yo genetically engineered, and think about so many people eat soy thinking it's healthy. you know, again, soy is biogenetically engineered, not healthy. organic soy is good. gerri: a list of things to think about. an amazing story, she's brave to have had it done. >> very brave and a good decision considering her risk was about 90%.
gerri: thank you. now on to the day in business. in 1796 dr. edward genre administered the world's first smallpox vaccination located in small blood vessels of the skin in the mouth and throat killing 400,000 europeans annually, and by the 20th century, responsible up to 500 million deaths. 300 e eradicated it, and there's new vaccines to fight deadly diseases like polio, whooping cough, measles, yellow fever, and hep titus b. the four of immunology had the first smallpox injection today. weird items, odd ball you may soon find in a hotel bar, and you can't inured -- afford a hotel for the dream vacation?
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gerri: ultimate dream vacation costs a fortune; right? some give cash strapped individuals the ability to afford vacations if they want to go into debt and put them on lay away. travel expert mark murphy has
the details. give me the upside of the downside, why do this? what can you do? >> all right. so for about $100 at the minimum, you can put a deposit down, lock in a price for your dream vacation, and then start constricting to the price, and two to three months out, you come clean with the full amount giving people basically a way to save towards the dream trip and lock in the price. gerri: i'll say what i like about it is, you know, with airlines, yield managing, the prices are all low. i mean, the price you pay today could be different than from two months from now. >> i've gone five minutes later, and it's not there. everybody had that experience. the biggest challenge with the airline, with lay away, you have to lock in the airline price. go to a vacation, tied to a barrier, andtyically you lock in the price at 1 # 1 months out. gerri: you have to make
decisions. >> yeah. gerri: who does this? the company -- >> there's a bunch of companies. little agencies will do it for you, lock it in, go to you with the schedules so you can do it. most do the concept, and the challenge is on the air. you want to make sure that you get air locked in. gerri: let me tell you the problem with this, okay? so debt 101 -- >> right. gerri: paying cash for things that are not, you know, hard core good, you're not buying a car, a house, if you buy groceries, gas in the car, pay cash. buy them over and over again. you hold on to a vacation, it's the experience you have, and it goes away. >> right. >> save for that. if you put money into something, i don't want to give it to a travel company, but save and earn it myself, earn money. >> oh, come on, you are saying
the word "experience," there's not an experience filling up the gas tank. gerri: you're just saying that. >> what are baby boomers because the millennials and boomers, thy spend money on what? number one thing? travel. they want to go places. gerri: so do it. nothing against traveling, my friend. happy to have people do that, but the best way to manage money, how do you make money on your money? you don't make money on your money by getting into a travel company over time for them to make money on your money, and what's the fees involved? are cancellation fees? >> depends on the imean. most of them will -- minimum $1 # 00 deposit. all you lose is the deposit. what you get is you lock in your price. gerri: have some of my money, take that hundred dollars, i don't care. i got a lot of it. >> nobody's forcing you to. it's an option. that's the beauty. travel companies gives options
to pay for the dream trip. i was on a new ship out of new york, and you go on the ship, people are going to want to get out of new york in the summer, and they take them to bermuda, save on air fare, and have a great get away. gerri: all about vacationing, happy to spend on it. consumers expect to pay $1200 per person on average for summer vacations this year. quickly, tell me the one favorite destination this summer? >> this summer? gosh, i want to get back to asia. i love southeast asia and the experiences, the culture, the food, the food is great, and there's really crazy foods, especially in the street food. you get the best food you'll ever have on the strees of southeast asia. gerri: sign me up, but i'm not paying over time, okay? can we agree to disagree? >> eat on $5 no problem. you are good to go. gerri: good to go. mark, thanks. >> thanks. gerri: that was fun. [laughter] we'll be right back. ♪
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♪ gerri: finally from vacation lay away, more and more specialty hotels offer unusual iteming in the bar according to usa today, the kitchen hotel in san fransisco offers a friend for bath time. [laughter] many oxygen tanks to control the altitude. breast-feeding? go to the hard rock car faye in chicago for nursing kits like sterilization bags. they are not cheap. about $30. on the other end of the spectrum, grand hotel in washington, d.c. has electronic cig cigarettes for $18. my favorite, the hotel in new york city has a pair of quote, unquote, funky underwear for a mere $20. i didn't write that. make it charming and personal, but i'll wear my own underwear k
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